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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Temuco (Latin: Temucen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Temuco in the Ecclesiastical province of Concepción in Chile.

Diocese of Temuco

Dioecesis Temucensis

Diócesis de Temuco
Interior Catedral Temuco.jpg
Cathedral of St. Joseph
Location
CountryChile
Ecclesiastical provinceConcepción
MetropolitanConcepción
Statistics
Area17,474 km2 (6,747 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
590,000
382,000 (64.7%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established1908 (111 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St Joseph in Temuco
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopHéctor Eduardo Vargas Bastidas
Metropolitan ArchbishopFernando Natalio Chomalí Garib
Bishops emeritusSergio Otoniel Contreras Navia Bishop Emeritus
Manuel Camilo Vial Risopatrón Bishop Emeritus
Website
obispadodetemuco.cl

HistoryEdit

  • 1908: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Temuco from the Diocese of Concepción
  • 18 October 1925: Promoted as Diocese of Temuco

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